Use your lazy-ness to work in your favor with pinterest!

And by lazy I mean all the important time you spend sitting on your butt, looking at Facebook, Instagram,Vine, Youtube. . . You get the idea, we all know that list goes on and on!  But one that is actually a great resource for great short workouts, healthy eating, and motivational quotes is Pinterest.

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 I love all the health, nutrition, and fitness links I can find on Pinterest. . .and when I’m  not caught up in the other cute craft posts next to the “10 min workout you can do on your bedroom Floor” posts I actually try the workouts, and occasionally the healthy recipes, but I do get motivated to be healthy and loose weight when I see all those motivational quotes, but mostly when I see half naked girls with ridiculously skinny, toned, tanned bodies! I want that body and seeing someone else with it makes me want it more! 

I recently posted a link to “5 things that will help stop sugar cravings”.  Because I’m always trying to limit the amount of sugar I eat and it never works. . Mostly cause I have crazy withdrawals from quitting sugar. .I decided this post would probably be useful to me, and it has been! 

Since there are so many people In this world with Sugar addictions like me, and that crazy sweet tooth I figured it could be useful to share!
http://homemadebyjaci.com/5-things-that-will-stop-sugar-cravings/

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Fad Friday! 5 HTP

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I first heard about 5 HTP in January on the Dr. Oz show (you can check out the episode here: http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/best-natural-appetite-suppressant-pt-1).  5 HTP is a natural hormone that is produced by our bodies.  It makes serotonin in our brains which helps us feel fuller.  So in short it’s a natural appetite suppressant, but it also heightens your mood, which is always a plus!  On the Dr. Oz show he talks a little bit about why it helps curb your appetite. Basically when we are over eating its due to many reasons relating mostly to stress, hormones, boredom, ect. I know I eat more when I’m stressed, if my kids are making me crazy, or I don’t know where to start with my overwhelming pile of homework, I head straight to the kitchen to get my sugar fix.  That ladies and gentlemen is the reason I’m about 20 pounds more than I want to weigh right now!  So when you take 5 HTP it makes serotonin in your brain, which then increases your mood, lowers your stress, and makes you feel more full.  In turn you eat less, your stomach shrinks, and your loss weight!!

But does it really work and is it Safe?

Like I said earlier, it’s natural, so as far as Dr. Oz and the other doctors that were saying on the show, it’s very safe.  They also seemed to think it worked great, however they did say it was slow weight loss. This is not the fad diet you want if you are trying to lose 5 pounds a week.  But with that being said, when it is slow weight loss it ends up being safer and most likely more permanent.  SO now to my experience: I didn’t see any difference when I used it, I did buy the store brand. . .so that might have been the problem, and I also was using it with raspberry ketones, which I also heard about on Dr. Oz.  Maybe that had some sort of counter effect?  5 HTP seems so legit, and Dr. Oz endorsed it, so it makes me bummed out that it didn’t do anything for me, so I bought some more, this time I bought the Nature Made brand( they were only $9, worth a second try) and I’m only going to take the 5 HTP, and see if I have different this time

I will post more about my second go around with a more legit brand, and following the instructions better.  But for now if you’re thinking about taking 5 HTP, DON’T BUY THE STORE BRAND!

If anyone else has tried 5 HTP leave your experience, tips, and opinion on the product!